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Bus Florence to Lucca

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Bus Florence to Lucca

I am traveling with a group of 5 from Rome to Lucca. Is the simplest way -Rome to Florence high speed train, then train or bus to Lucca? Where do I find bus schedule ? I could only find a website in Italian.

I have read the bus can be more comfortable and faster. Can anyone confirm this?


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1. Re: Bus Florence to Lucca

I once took a bus from Lucca to Florence, and it sat for 20 minutes in a traffic jam on the autostrada. A train will be more reliable, and at least you have room to move around. There are trains at least once an hour, costing €7.60.

It is also possible to get from Rome to Pisa by train near the west coast, changing trains at Pisa. See www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en looking for trains from Roma Termini to Lucca. Use a travel date before 10 June, as local trains are not yet online past that date.

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2. Re: Bus Florence to Lucca

Thanks, I will look into this! My first trip to Italy :)

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3. Re: Bus Florence to Lucca

I second the train suggestion (but I will declare an aversion to buses).

The long distance trains in Italy in March/April were fabulous - with reserved seating you have space, comfort, toilets on the trip and stations were easy to navigate. You can book them directly on the Trentalia website.

Trains from Florence to Lucca go direct, you can buy tickets on the platform (no reserved seats on regional trains).

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4. Re: Bus Florence to Lucca

The best trains are at 7:20 and 10:20, only 3:09 with a change in Florence.

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5. Re: Bus Florence to Lucca

amymk104, this might be of interest. The train station at Lucca is situated just outside the walls on Piazzale Ricasoli, when you exit the station head towards the walls of the city, bear left, cross the main ring-road (there is a pedestrian crossing) and enter the city through the Porta San Pietro.


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